Introducing Ames.... new to Meizai


Ames Creative Director Ana María Calderón Kayser not only lives between different cultures herself, but since establishing her label, has also been collaborating with designers from different countries to develop furniture and interior accessories that would appeal to the hearts and minds of cosmopolitans.

True to this tradition, the Sala collection designed by Sebastian Herkner is shaped by various cultural influences. For his Ames Sala collection, he ventured into two new territories: Colombia was a new destination for him and, for the first time, he developed an entire home collection.

The result is a range of modern home accessories, including throws, rugs, cushions, vases, baskets and bowls whose forms and colours reflect the diversity and characteristics of Colombia.

Meizai is proud to be the exclusive distributor of Ames products in Australia in partnership with Halcyon Lake who is distributing the range of rugs from the Sala Collection.

The ames sala collection is inspired by Colombia and its people and by traditional Colombian crafts. The country’s diversity and characteristics are mirrored in the products’ shapes and colours. I was particularly inspired by the archetypical forms I encountered in Bogotá’s Gold Museum, the Museo del Oro. The home collection features my signature style but it is rooted in Colombia, where all the products in the collection are handcrafted according to time-honoured traditions.” - Sebastian Herkner